Mor Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil, the former Malankara Metropolitan canonized
- Mor Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil, the former Malankara
In a solemn function held at the Panampady St. Mary's Church on
Friday, Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch &
all the East and the Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox
Church, canonised Mor Koorilos Paulose Kochuparambil, former
Malankara Metropolitan, as saint of the Universal Syrian Church.
Earlier, Sakralla Mor Baselios and Yuyakkim Mor Koorilos were
canonised by the Patriarch at Mulanthuruthy and Kanadanad during
H.H's 4th apostolic visit.
Earlier the day began at the St Mary's church, Panampadi, with
morning prayers commencing at 6.30 a.m. This was followed by
celebration of Mass by diocesan Metropolitan Thomas Mor Themotheos
and Metropolitan Mathias Mor Philexinos. The conclusion of the Mass
coincided with the arrival of H.H. Patriarch and H.B. Catholicos Mor
Baselios Thomas-I accompanied by metropolitans.
It was the Malankara Syrian Church Synod secretary Joseph Mor
Gregorios who read out the Apostolic Bula declaring Mor Koorilose
Paulose a Saint. Invigorating devout faithful through the much-
awaited declaration at a solemn function, the only native
Metropolitan among the three who were elevated as saints by the Holy
See of Antioch during the ongoing visit of the Patriarch in
Malankara, the Apostolic Bula underscored the missionary zeal and
talent of the late Metropolitan and stated that his saintness stood
convinced among the faithful.
The pronouncement noted that despite great opposition from heretics,
the late Paulose Mor Koorilose remained steadfast in his faith and
stood loyal to the Holy See of Antioch. His social and religious
commitment was unquestionable and worthy of emulation, it said.
Patriarch Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas noted that the Panampady parish was
home to many Church leaders and is a source of inspiration to all.
The allegiance of Mor Koorilose to the Holy See opf Antioch was
unchallenged, he said. The Vadavukode Church, where the holy relics
of the late metropolitan is preserved, has already became a
pilgrimage centre, he said. "God will reward you for your love and
loyalty to our spiritual fathers and to the Holy See of the Antioch",
he blessed." God bless you. God bless India", he said.
The Patriarch also offered special prayers at the tomb of Paulose Mor
Koorilose, situated beside the church.
Biography of St. Mor Koorilos Paulose Kochuparambil:
Photos of beatification of St. Mor Koorilose Paulose